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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 11, 2010 3:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 songs!

I'll have to go look up some of the old discussions. I was just pleased when Rob listed it as one of his favorite songs; in the few months I've been hanging around here, I haven't seen it come up much. I didn't know if that was because the topic was worn out or if everyone's love of Box of Rain is just so obvious there's no need for discussion. I mean even non-deadheads love Box of Rain.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Aug 11, 2010 3:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 songs!

I think they like Ripple even more... my 85 yr old mother loves when we (sibs) sing it. The fam damily sings along.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 12, 2010 7:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 songs!

Thanks ... maybe we need a new Box of Rain thread soon. I had to put in American Beauty in the car this morning.

I've never understood why Phil sounds so different on the studio version. If he is able to sing like that, why did he never do it later? It's like one afternoon he was able to sing ... maybe it was just a dream we dreamed ... Don't get me wrong, I like the rough-voiced BOR's also, though I have to admit, the first time I heard one (never heard one live), I thought, "What the hell."

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 12, 2010 8:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 songs!

Well, recall that his harmonizing is pretty fair to good, even great on Attics and other 1970 studio efforts...and then MarsHotel has a couple solo tunes. I'd say with practice and studio help, he had a decent voice, though limited, and best in harmonies...I have always love his 65 EMRain, and OTisNow.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 12, 2010 9:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top 5 songs!

An acquired taste I guess, but once you've acquired it, you're not gonna shake it.